peer support services
The path to recovery can be long and winding. It often helps to have someone who has traveled the same road to point out the bumps, twists, and pitfalls along the way. Peer specialists provide this services for people recovering from mental illness or addiction.
A peer support specialist bring the empathy, compassion, and understanding that come from experience. And studies show that peer services support recovery and resiliency, making them an integral part of treatment.
At RACSB, we use peer specialists in many programs, including emergency services, crisis stabilization, psychosocial rehabilitation, and substance use disorder services.
Drop-In Support Groups:
Help is here when you need it most, with our peer-run support groups for individuals with substance use disorders. Come for all of the groups or show up when you need extra support.
Most groups are being held virtually for the time being. Two are in person–ABCs of Depression on Thursday evenings and Hunger for Hope on Fridays.
ABC's of Depression
Thursdays 5:30-6:30 p.m.
In-person at the Fredericksburg Clinic, 600 Jackson Street in Fredericksburg, Va.
THE WOMEN’S ACT
This is a closed group for women who receive support from the Assertive Community Treatment team. It is a platform to connect you with others who are in recovery, and provides a safe space to ask questions, to speak freely, and to receive positive feedback from one another.
This group will meet Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.
Growing Recovery Support Groups
Growing Recovery offers the groups described below. Groups are operating virtually at this time.
Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A support group for individuals who have experienced trauma. Come share and receive support around the challenges of coping with trauma. We do not go into specifics of the trauma(s); instead we focus on coping with its effects.
We are excited to announce we are no longer require any kind of registration for our groups!
Chat & Chill has been temporarily suspended. Stay tuned for info on when it will be back.
Our peer services team
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